PTY-20052 - Physiotherapy Practice: Neurology (MSci)
Coordinator: Poppy Downing Tel: +44 1782 7 33809
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

This module aims to build on underpinning theory, knowledge and skills to enable the student to begin to clinically reason and manage patients effectively with common neurological conditions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Analyse underpinning knowledge to explain the pathophysiology and clinical features of common neurological conditions.: 1
Identify and demonstrate safe and effective generic and physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment and handling skills for neurological patients.: 1
Identify and implement appropriate physiotherapeutic intervention and management based on analysis of assessment findings.: 1
Identify and analyse the therapeutic effects of physiotherapy treatment for neurological conditions through clinical reasoning.: 1
Propose a treatment plan to facilitate patient function, activity and participation.: 1

Study hours

Scheduled teaching hours
54 hours to include
~ 32 hours practical sessions, workshops, tutorials
~ 20 hours lectures and
~2 hours assessment preparation.
Independent study hours comprising:
21 hours asynchronous teaching
69 hours independent study
6 hours workshop/directed study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practical Exam weighted 100%
30 minute interactive practical assessment
Thirty minute practical examination (to include 6 minutes preparation) based on formative development of case scenarios within the module. The examination will include an interactive practical demonstration of an element/s of the assessment/treatment strategy already discussed in the oral component.